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I'm Having Trouble Getting My Morning Readings Down. How Can I Help This?

I'm Having Trouble Getting My Morning Readings Down. How Can I Help This?

We eat our biggest meal around 6 PM. I've been told to eat a snack around 10pm. What makes a good snack? What else can I do?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Now another scenario for everyone: I am now taking my .05mg Glipizide at bedtime, seems to being helping my a.m. tremendously (94-110) for the past two weeks. I am also on 1500mg Metformin per day. I did the "home A1C Test this morning", and my results were 7.0 (still), also working on that 21Day Sugar Detox program as much as I can. Any suggestions on getting that 7.0 in the 6 range???? All suggestions are welcomed! Thank you

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I like having raw unsalted almonds as a snack at night!

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I was told by my NHS dieticIan out liver produces glucose whilst sleeping that's why readings varies so much in the mornings.I found out upon waking up after 8 hours sleep is better to eat something otherwise if i get too hungry staying in bed reading as you do my liver again released glucose to compensate which elevates my fasting readings

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Any type of medical problem can cause an upset in your BG numbers. You don't need to obsess over your A1c. Mine went down from 9.8 15 yrs ago. I was at 5.6 and then had a few serious medical events and it went up to 7.8 and down to 6.3. And now I am back at 7.8 and have been told that is very good. There is no specific way of lowering it other than staying with your eating and exercise plan. I have always been told that diabetics need to be structured and scheduled for treatment to work. I am the exception to the rule. I have very little structure and absolutely no schedule to my daily life. I stay up late, sleep until early afternoon, have coffee and nonfat yogurt for breakfast and nothing until dinner which is usually around 8-9 pm. I have always eaten balanced meals which always include a green veggie or salad. And I frequently have a small dessert, sugar-free or regular. I also have a "gut" problem with too much acid.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I usually try to have a couple of boiled eggs and an apple as a snack - this seems to help my morning levels to be better. I also find that if I am more active (12000 steps a day or more) the better my sugars are even in the morning.

posted over 2 years ago
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